EU triggers Article 7, could strip Poland of voting rights

The unprecedented decision means that EU countries will be asked whether there was increased risk of Poland violating core EU values.

Polish news agency PAP is reporting that the move that could result in sanctions against Poland, including stripping the country of its voting rights and freezing billions of euros from EU funds.

Sporting toys with hapless Olympiakos in Lisbon

Olympiakos has definitively crashed out of Europe, with one game remaining in its group stage of the Champions League, after going down 3-1 at Sporting Lisbon on Wednesday for its fourth loss in five games.

The Reds have only one point, in one of their worst performances in a Champions League group stage ever, although they arguably entered one of the toughest groups.

Champions League: Olympiakos lose 3-1 to Sporting Lisbon

Greek champions Olympiakos lost 3-1 to Sporting Lisbon in Portugal in their second last match in Group D, after conceding two late goals in the first half. Bas Dost (40’) and Bruno Cesar (43’) scored twice for the home side in the first half, with Bas Dost scoring a second (66’) and Olympiakos’s Vadis Odjidja-Otoe (86’) scoring a consolation goal.

Olympiakos for the win in Portugal to keep hopes of 3rd spot alive

Greek champions Olympiakos will play against Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon away from home in a last-ditch effort to clinch the third spot in Group D and advance to the Europa League. Sporting had defeated the Greek champs in the first round in Piraeus 3-2 in September. Currently, the Greek team is sitting at the bottom of the table with only 1 point and must defeat Sporting to reach them.

EU auditors insist on full probe into ECB’s role in Greek bailouts

The European Court of Auditors (ECA) insists it had the right to look into the role of the European Central Bank in Greek bailouts, based on the Lisbon Treaty and a European Parliament resolution, and is now seeking ways to access the documents the ECB has refused to hand over.